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  1. One assumes that's ^ the sort of practical operation going on all over the world at the moment, between clusters of ships of the same livery or ownership!
  2. Here in Barbados we still have a slew of cruise ships hanging around. Mostly Royal Caribbean ships, this last month or so. They all continue to come and go as suits their needs with three or four in port, and another three or four Out There. Most interesting thing lately is that when Trop.Storm Gonzalo was hugging the 10-North line they all shot down there and could be seen hanging out off the Orinoco Delta for a few days..just South of the weather's passage. When they'd had their fun, they all came back up to Barbados!
  3. A day or two later Carnival Fantasy (1990) joined them at Aliaga in Turkey. AIDAluna has returned to Barbados, but the cluster of Royal Caribbean ships that were in our waters are still gathered East of Trinidad, off the Orinoco Delta!!
  4. ^ From your mouth to God's ear! For some time now they've been looking awfully outdated.. - dragging down 'the look' of the rest of Carnival's far more modern fleet!
  5. How very interesting! Did not know that. Sounds like a transitionary period when they were figuring it all out, for the future! Thanks for the info!
  6. Interesting. Cruise cards for cabin access seems to have evolved in the mid/late 1980s. The oldest cruise card I've even come across is 1986 and Jamman has willed it to me, I'm hoping! See it below At one point Royal Caribbean gave cruisers two cards. One strictly for cabin access, the other card for purchases, etc.
  7. Explain... no caption...no info...what are we looking at?
  8. How nice that you still have your cruise card from so long ago! So many cards (unbelievably!) get dumped in the nearest trash can after disembarkation! If you have any duplicate cruise cards to dispose of I still collect such items, and would be grateful for any such donations. Please email: dh-jennie (at) outlook dot com
  9. Given the astonishing figures I've seen printed on lifeboat hulls Social Distancing will be a fond memory once you're safely on board and lowered into the brine. We shall all be cheek-by-jowl as they say, and Covid will be laughing!
  10. Yes, this is now Reality. Two elderly Carnival ships are already at breakers yard along with two elderly Royal Caribbeans, as well. These two at Aliaga -in Turkey. Scrapped!
  11. ALL 'our' Barbados-centered cruise ships went chasing off to the South presumably to meet up with (minimal) tropical Storm Gonzalo. It was Thursday evening when we saw them all leaving our waters heading South very deliberately. We knew it had to be weather-related, with Gonzalo heading our way generally but by next day they were all clustered around Tobago (to the South of Barbados) right in harm's way. I just checked marinetraffic.com to see that they're still down there in the vicinity of Trinidad. I can only assume that, with no paying passengers on board, the guys went South to get a bit of weather-fun... plunk in the path of the weather! I guess they'll all be back in the next day or two when sea conditions get back to boring Normal... but for now there's not one in Barbados waters (1045 hrs. Saturday morning)
  12. BAD NEWS for the Bajan cruising community Carnival is shifting ships around and - Carnival Fascination itineraries from San Juan and Barbados have been cancelled for 2020-2021. In its release, Carnival noted that this reflects a return-to-operation focus on mainland drive markets in the U.S. _________________________ Source? https://www.cruisecritic.com/news/5480/?source=99360
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    First roller-coaster at sea!
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    Carnival's new MARDI GRAS!

    Due to start cruising in October 2020 A collection of artist's impression and photos from the shipyard at Turku and a few other locations
  15. We want visitors back, but this whole process has to work thru somehow. The virus is in charge, and will not be rushed, despite our technologies. Barbados is slowly re-opening to Air Travel, just this month and yes we're getting one or three new Covid imports but we are in a much better position infrastructurally to handle these imports than we were back in March! Cruise tourism will open up too, but not until September or October. Everyone has to be careful, both you guys -and us on the island. Everyone has to be patient in this new norm, if we can call it that!
  16. 99% of people on the island are properly compliant! I cheat now and then when I need some fresh air but most ppl wear it properly. Then again there is virtually nooo Covid walking the streets of Barbados! The very few that get squirreled out as Positive are immediately placed in our special quarantine facility, up at the scenic north end of the island. Right now our Active Cases Number is 6 Six. Deaths remain at 7 -and our last death was ..like.. back in April!
  17. I usually do a burrito for Lunch. Just tell the guy whatever you want in there! This shot was taken on VALOR a few years ago....
  18. Here in Barbados the general protocol among us island residents is that we all walk with a mask in case we need to go in to the Bank, to the supermarket or the drug/stores. Once it's an enclosed, air-conditioned place, you'll need to be wearing your mask -or they simply won't let you in! And they'll spray your hands too, with their happy juice (It's often bitter, so don't bite your nails!)
  19. Here in Barbados the general protocol among us island residents is that we all walk with a mask in case we need to go in to the Bank, to the supermarket or the drug/stores. Once it's an enclosed, air-conditioned place, you'll need to be wearing your mask -or they simply won't let you in! And they'll spray your hands too, with their happy juice (It's often bitter, so don't bite your nails!)
  20. Couldn't agree more! I'm so sick of all this Covid overload, to the point of burn-out! Here's a lil humour for y'all, to ease the burden...
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